Pete belongs to the generation that came of age with school shootings, accustomed to seeing the harm inflicted on our communities as people die from gun violence every day. Pete knows that current gun laws are failing: they are not sufficiently protecting Americans and their communities. He sees the negative impact of our gun laws as a Mayor in South Bend, where daily crime is down but shootings, and the fear of being shot, continue to destroy families and endanger neighborhoods.
Pete knows that America can protect gun rights and balance the Second Amendment with sensible gun laws. Two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides, and Pete wants to disrupt easy access to firearms through measures including Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as red flag laws, and waiting periods. An overwhelming majority of Americans support these measures, and Pete is ready to work with Congress to avoid further gun tragedies. Pete believes in universal health care. The health care system we have today is both unjust and inefficient. For the first time since World War I, life expectancy is falling.
This burdens hard-working families, especially in communities of color, the most. Other developed countries provide universal coverage for less than what Americans currently pay — and with better results. The American people should not have to settle for less. Securing a Healthy Future for Rural America.
National Health Equity Strategy. Rural communities help sustain our country and propel our economy. Yet rural Americans are getting sicker and dying younger than people living in cities.
That is wrong. We need to lift rural communities up as places of opportunity, both for this generation and future ones. The plan will also ensure that rural people of color—including Native American, Black, and Latinx people—have fair access to, and higher quality of, health care. A plan to deploy investment and innovation to secure the health of all rural residents.
People of color and LGBTQ individuals are burdened by daunting social conditions that impact health and receive lower-quality health care due to institutional racism and implicit bias. While higher education remains a clear pathway for much of the middle class, for too many—particularly for students of color and low-income students—those paths are littered with hurdles. We must make public college truly debt-free for lower-income families. We will do this through a state-federal partnership that makes public tuition affordable for all and completely free at lower incomes—combined with a large increase in Pell Grants that provides for basic living expenses and keeps up with inflation.
Middle-income families at public colleges will pay zero tuition. Security means immigration and border policy that is compassionate and effective.
The greatest nation in the world should have nothing to fear from children fleeing violence. More importantly, children fleeing violence should have nothing to fear from the greatest nation in the world. We must remember that immigrants are an essential part of our American story. Immigration creates strong families and communities who contribute to our economic growth and participate in our vibrant democracy.
Common sense immigration reform must include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living, working, paying taxes, and contributing to our American story, including DREAMers; resources to end the backlogs in our lawful immigration and asylum processes; and reasonable security measures at the border. Most Americans support such a package, and it is long past time for Washington to deliver. The Walker-Lewis Initiative to spur entrepreneurship and job creation in underserved communities.
Entrepreneurship is an engine of economic growth and employment. However, people of color face unique challenges to starting their own businesses, including accessing credit. Major federal investment in clean water and wastewater infrastructure, transportation and mobility, rural broadband, and climate adaptation and resilience. Infrastructure is central to the well-being of communities and the ability of individuals and families to live, work, and thrive. Today, our infrastructure is crumbling, and communities of color are disproportionately hurt by decades of neglect in neighborhoods and by unhealthy water systems.
Investments in infrastructure can unlock good jobs, drive economic growth, and most importantly, empower communities to better access recreation, work, and health — connecting people to opportunity and to one another. In particular, he will expand enforcement of environmental protections and invest in solutions to environmental threats. To prepare for and rebuild from disasters, he will ensure greater and more equitable disaster preparedness and relief so communities get the resources they need.
One promising idea is to restructure the Court so that ten members are confirmed in the normal political fashion, with the other five promoted from the lower courts by unanimous agreement of the other ten. Others have proposed implementing term limits. As president, Pete will create a bipartisan reform commission for the purpose of recommending structural improvements to protect the Supreme Court from further politicization.
Freedom means living free of discrimination because of who you are and whom you love. Pass the Equality Act; reverse the ban on transgender military service; enforce the nondiscrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act and key federal civil rights laws; protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.
Pete knows that our families, communities, and nation are stronger when we allow all individuals to be true to who they are. We're not fully free when too many LGBTQ individuals remain caught in the criminal justice system or asylum process, when poverty puts HIV treatment out of reach, or when your ability to give blood is contingent on who you love. Security means making sure every American family has economic peace of mind now and in the future.
Pete wants to make sure that workers who are giving their all to an employer are getting paid fairly in return. Restoring Obama-era overtime regulations will ensure that over eight million workers who are putting in extra time for their employers get paid for those hours.
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We must also have an honest conversation about how to solve the bigger issue of automation and economic disruption. As fewer and fewer people have a lifelong relationship with a single employer, training and job placement programs are critical. We need measures to bridge income and benefits when work is disrupted — and to create meaningful non-work opportunities for building identity and community.
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When Pete was a Navy Reserve Officer, he learned to trust and collaborate with women and men from radically different backgrounds — including different races, religions, and political leanings. Right now, we turn away hundreds of thousands of young people who volunteer to serve. Military service, Peace Corps service, and domestic service-year opportunities through efforts like AmeriCorps should be expanded until service becomes a universal expectation for every American youth.
Our plan calls young Americans to meaningfully engage in key challenges of our time: resilience and sustainability against climate disruption; community well-being, including mental health, addiction, and substance use; and long-term caregiving and intergenerational mentorship. A pathway for young people to meaningfully engage in their communities. Freedom means the ability to organize in order to hold employers accountable and advocate for fair pay.
Decades ago, we were promised a rising tide of economic growth that would lift all boats. Working class wages have stagnated since The need for new skills in a changing economy is one piece of the puzzle.
Our economy has been tilted toward the wealthy and away from the middle and working class because the people in power designed our laws and policies that way. Democracy means that U. True political representation for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The problems faced by people living in D. Americans in the District of Columbia are entitled to the full representation afforded to every state: one congressperson, two Senators, and three Electoral Votes. If it were a state, Washington, D.
Puerto Rico should have immediate representation in the Electoral College, and if the people of Puerto Rico want statehood, that should be welcomed by the United States. Freedom means racial justice, and reversing the damage of past and present racism to our communities, policies, and politics.